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The Mindful Lawyer: Relaxing a tension and attention

The Florida Bar News

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It is said that the practice of mindfulness is simple but not easy. This column is intended to help bridge this gap by shining a little light on “attention,” a building block to so many mindfulness practices. Don’t let the play on words in the title detract from the seriousness of its message: the ability...

The Mindful Lawyer: We Are All In This Together

The Florida Bar News

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As mindfulness has become more richly infused into the fabric of the legal profession, a shift is taking place from a primary focus on the lawyer and members of the legal profession to the broader relational context to include clients and parties to a dispute. Such a shift raises interesting and important questions about the...

The Mindful Lawyer

The Florida Bar News

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The practice of law carries with it a range of uncertainties, with perhaps the most salient being whether the client will prevail. While different practice areas carry different expectations in this regard, it can be difficult for anyone to absorb a loss, especially given how deeply one cares about their client, their client’s cause, their...

The Mindful Lawyer

The Florida Bar News

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The resolution of disputes often involves the mediation process. Many readers of this column will have participated in a mediation and a large number of attorneys and judges become certified mediators. The central role of mediator neutrality, and the challenge of maintaining both the appearance of neutrality and minimizing the influence of implicit and explicit...

The Mindful Lawyer

The Florida Bar News

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There was a time, in recent memory, when yoga was unfamiliar to many and regarded as an esoteric practice not particularly relevant to one’s life. Today that has changed, a shift that speaks for itself. Some see parallels between yoga and meditation, and indeed, not only is meditation, and in particular mindfulness meditation, gaining in...

The Mindful Lawyer

The Florida Bar News

https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/mindfulness-fidgety-skepticism-and-happiness/

One might ask why mindfulness has become so popular over the last decade. After all, it’s been around for a couple of hundred decades. One reason is that a group of well-respected people with social platforms that reach millions have been bitten by the mindfulness bug and inspired to share it with others. Perhaps one...

The Mindful Lawyer

The Florida Bar News

https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/the-mindful-lawyer-19/

The practice of law differs from many other high stress, high stakes professions in that it is adversarial by design. The battles waged, however, are not inherently personal, yet it can be all too easy to regard another’s words and deeds as personal attacks, which can interfere with the purposeful, focused, and effective charge one...

The Mindful Lawyer

The Florida Bar News

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Lawyers and judges make decisions that have consequences. The decision-making process is a complex and fascinating one, and many factors can influence the quality of our decision making and our confidence and comfort with the decisions we make. Mindfulness practices have been found to be of benefit to the decision-making process in a variety of...

The Mindful Lawyer

The Florida Bar News

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By Scott Rogers Special to the News The New Year is here, and with it, important reminders of the challenge and promise of transitions. Whether it’s transitioning from the holiday season to the busy work week, from a well-intended New Year’s resolution to the practical realities of seeing it to fruition, or the daily balancing...

The Mindful Lawyer

The Florida Bar News

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As 2018 draws to a close, the opportunity presents itself to pause and reflect on our life’s work and our heart’s longings. Each moment of our lives invites us to earnestly consider what has taken place and our aspirations for what may yet come. Doing so, we learn lessons and steady the stage from which...

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